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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding basic nutritional information edible products infusion MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH inventory and quality control ownership premises is not within a Government Microbusiness amount of THC content edibles packaging opaque Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market temporary license Physical address managing member definition of owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) THC levels Temporary License Application 2019 compliance M-license Manufacturing (non-volatile) Bond and Insurance Information testing lab capsules disposal 600 foot radius of a school licensed cannabis cultivators shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company periods of 90 days extensions sanitary and hazard-free environment good manufacturing practices licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories investment into a commercial cannabis business member manager ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods medicinal and adult-use markets medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together protocol remove THC/CBD exception for testing laboratories inventory local jurisdiction authorization highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin commercial cannabis manufacturing in California security and cannabis waste disposal hydrocarbon-based solvents labeling contaminants period of 120 days local jurisdiction’s requirements 2019 issues 2019 laws shipping manifest Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) requiring refrigeration valid waiver public Licensee Lookup Tool local jurisdiction immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery licensing cannabis microbusinesses exit packaging Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 regulatory framework Criminal History medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity product guidelines consumption of alcohol or tobacco secondary package Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products CO2 and ethanol extractions M-licensees cannabis market 2019 new laws operating procedures annual license application meat and seafood, and other products manufacturing activities manufacture cannabis products shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit Local Authorization packaging and labeling opaque exit package Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods chain of custody payable to the state of California cannabis sales and/or consumption Moisture Content Testing secondary packaging allergen information 2019 revisions alcoholic beverages CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California Distributor Transport Only 100 mg of THC per package secured area Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Licensee Information product as a candy prohibited transportation and security an officer or director of a cannabis business CDTFA seller’s permit potentially-hazardous foods health impacts of cannabis supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Labor peace agreement Proposition 65 A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity The California Department of Public Health's licensing cannabis retailers Category I Residual Pesticides Testing transport cannabis goods to retailer Business Organizational unique ID/batch number Financial Interest The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing three cannabis licensing authorities cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) cannabis industries product formulation Extractions using CO2 licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises waste management laws MCSB labels not be attractive workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control track and trace system Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates microbusinesses volatile solvent certified by a California-licensed engineer health claims scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Seller’s permit number laboratory quality assurance list of artificial food colorings Live Scans for each owner public health and safety transporting cannabis goods cannabis adult-use products Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Identifying information Mycotoxins Testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) quality control contaminant free identity of the product Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Cannabis Manufacturing manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) ingredient list California Department of Public Health 2019 proposed changes testing laboratories must enter certain events cultivation Business Information persons 21 years of age or older state cannabis licensing loan provided to a commercial cannabis business dried flower licensing cannabis distributors designated structure purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands cannabis training Licensees conditional license structure and formation documents ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation testing methods vape cartridges onsite consumption of cannabis goods Premises diagram activity for a period of 120 days disclosure of all criminal convictions regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis sugar licensed cannabis manufacturers procedures for inventory control required limits evidence of rehabilitation license review process premises diagram informational panel tobacco products finished product Type S share facility space medicinal and adult-use or both markets inhalable cannabis property for the commercial cannabis activity Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Arranging for laboratory testing sanitary workplaces cannabis plants online licensing system Local Jurisdictions cannabis event organizer license the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing packaging and labeling requirements small product packaging compliance with local jurisdiction no infusion of nicotine testing of cannabis goods Vehicle Requirements Local Authorization Attachment some nutritional facts A-license and an M-license motor carrier permit carbohydrates and fat per serving Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) tinctures Operating Procedures Retailer (nonstorefront) government warning statement label cannabis waste manufacturing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Premises Information minimum standards for extraction processes Ethanol persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Industrial Hemp Advisory Board packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls transportation extracts recordkeeping adult-use commercial cannabis activity licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers licensed premises commercial cannabis manufacturing 2019 recent news Retailer (Type 10) Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Heavy Metals Testing highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2019 problems emergency regulations commercial cannabis activity storage of cannabis goods primary panel requirements Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act at least 20% ownership interest CDPH-issued universal symbol 120 days paper inserted into the packaging Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Percentage of ownership financial interest holder amount of sodium medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2019 regulations Edibles– Products Licensee Lookup Tool Foreign Material Testing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Butane/Hexane/Propane supply chain California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Terpenoids Testing access to the area(s) 600-foot radius of a school Cannabinoids Testing amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package final form topicals Owner surety bond no added caffeine Distributor transport mandated warning statements separate applications child-resistant packaging Food-grade Butter/Oil shared-use manufacturing facilities 2019 important information Transition Period commercial kitchens operating premises transportation of cannabis goods written procedures for inventory control stickers Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) aggregate interest of 20% or more licensing scheme A-licensees Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) cannabis cultivation licensing re-sealable child-resistant outer package The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Completed Temporary License Application Form Proposed Section 40133 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2019 fines retailers sales of cannabis goods 2019 resolutions concentrate compliance with regulations equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Premises Diagram Temporary License Application Information Bond in the amount of $5,000 California Public Records Act three state cannabis-licensing authorities extraction convicted of a substantially related crime Track and Trace cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale security Cultivation less than 10,000 Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control A-license Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) supplemental label Financial information Transport vehicles alarm system manufacturing cannabis products Application Checklist Temporary Cannabis Event commercial cannabis products pre-made or purchased entry into the legal, regulated market Mechanical CDPH-9041 commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Fingerprints disposal and destruction methods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Individual Owner manufacturers who package for other producers commercial cannabis manufacturers conducting quality assurance review waste disposal Local Issuing Authority loop system MCSB’s temporary license application tamper-evident licensed physical location (premises) at least 99% purity delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Personnel Requirements no infusion of alcohol sampling standards hang tag or a peel-back label packaging cannabis cartoons diagram of the business’s layout manned motor vehicle destruction of cannabis goods LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 2019 updates manufacturing practices distributors Form # CDPH-9041 nonlaboratory quality control manufacturer's name licensed cannabis distributors Temporary event up to 4 days and more.

In addition, UID Finished product Indoor cultivation Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Cultivation Bureau Harvest Batch Specialty Indoor Batch Allergen Track-and-trace systems Edible cannabis product Request for Live Scan Pest Volatile solvent list of cannabis manufacturers Type P – for packaging and labeling only Lot Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Proposition 65 warning statement MCSB 90-day extension periods Nonmanufactured cannabis product Theoretical yield Cultivation site Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Quality control operation Type N – for infusions Type 11 (Distributor) Mixed-light Tier 2 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Validation CBD from industrial hemp Premises Mature plant Allergen cross-contact Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Ingredient THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Manufacture alternate use of a manufacturing premises Commercial cannabis activity Type 12 (Microbusiness) Preventive controls Unique identifier Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Distribution Dried flower package flower or pre-rolls Cannabis product Licensee Microorganisms Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Labeling Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Pathogen Adult-use Market Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) M-license Medium Outdoor Primary panel Nonvolatile solvent Small Outdoor Medium Indoor Nursery Process Monitor Adulterated Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Raw material Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Package Processing Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Wet weight Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) In-process material Department DPH-17-010E Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Holding Type 10 (Retailer) Immature plant Component Verification products similar to traditional food products prohibited Contact surface Processing aid Informational panel Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Small Indoor Pre-roll Kief Flowering Mixed-light cultivation Serving Net weight Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 cannabis concentrates Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Outdoor cultivation Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Processor Quality Universal symbol track and trace system Watts per square foot CBD Topical cannabis product Infusion Mixed-light Tier 1 Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Limited-access area Personnel Canopy adulteration cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Quality control personnel Manufacturer licensee Product Identity Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Adequate Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Actual yield Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Specialty Outdoor THC Track and trace system Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Quarantine Hazard Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Extraction Qualified individual Applicant Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Sanitize Environmental pathogen and more.


Last updated on February 13, 2019



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